Re: Oracle and VC

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 09:53:48 -0800

It's brilliant. The news is that companies are shifting to do
outsourcing of their research and development. This is definitely
a change from the old Microsoft model where they expect everyone
to think they are the center of the world; if they aren't there, they
give them enough money to overcome their gag reflex; and if they can't
then they open up a development lab where they can hire them.

There are dozens of companies buying into this model, this is a
big thing and a huge shift in thinking.


"Joseph S. Barrera III" wrote:
> >Oracle appears to be getting into the Venture Capital Business. I swear,
> >there's VC coming out of the woodwork.
> And like, this is news?
> You can drive over to Sand Hill any day with a shovel and fill your trunk
> with twenties just lying on the ground. I actually did this a couple times,
> then decided it was too much work -- I'd rather play roulette with internet
> stocks.
> - Joe